Waitaha Gecko

Other names:
Canterbury gecko, Brown gecko

Threat category:
At Risk: Declining

Marlborough, Canterbury

Canterbury from Kaitorete Spit to southern Marlborough

Waitaha geckos are usually brown and highly patterned, including striped morphs. The eye colour ranges from green, brown to bright yellow and they can occur over a variety of habitats including dune-lands, forests, shrublands, river terraces and bluffs.

Random Facts

  • Lifespan can exceed 36 years.
  • Known also by the tag name of Woodworthia aff maculatus "Canterbury".
  • Lots of individuals suspected lost on the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula through the earthquakes and subsequent rock blasting. However, still widespread and relatively large population.

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